Hernandez, who seemed headed for superstardom with the New England Patriots, was ultimately convicted of murder and committed suicide in his jail cell in April 2017.
At the time of his death, Hernandez was serving a life sentence without parole for the 2013 killing of his friend Odin Lloyd. One of Aaron's lawyers in his criminal case, George Leontire, also said Aaron had spoken to him of sexual abuse as a child.
The Globe also spoke to one of Hernandez' childhood teammates, Dennis SanSoucie, who claimed he had a homosexual relationship with Hernandez in middle school and high school.
"I picked up the phone once to call, to seek help", Jonathan said to the Globe about the abuse.
Avioneta choca contra grupo de personas y deja a varias muertas
El piloto intentó despegar nuevamente, pero la avioneta no se elevó; atravesó una barrera y chocó contra una multitud que estaba esperando.
Jonathan Hernandez also said that their father beat them regularly when they did not live up to his standards.
SanSoucie told the Globe that they got high on marijuana often, and strove to hide their relationship: "Me and him were very much into trying to hide what we were doing".
Aaron - who played for the Patriots from 2010-2012 - committed suicide while in prison in MA in 2017. "We didn't want people to know". Boston University's CTE team noted that the disease "is associated with aggressiveness, explosiveness, impulsivity, depression, memory loss and other cognitive changes".
A former teammate of late National Football League star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez has revealed their "now-and-then sexual relationship".
"He wanted to be a cheerleader".